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    Bronchial thermoplasty is a new treatment option for patients with severe bronchial asthma who remain symptomatic despite maximal medical therapy. The aim of this interventional therapy option is t...
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    For the depression you should see a psychatrist. Meds and or counseling have both helped me stay on an even keel. Good luck in finding the right help!
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    Glad youmade it! And thanks for the advice about exercise.
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:17:14 Z
Im a little lost  I sometimes feel alone Husband has COPD / Lung Cancer he had middle and lower lung removed he has 25% left of lung capacity I see him struggle sometimes I try to let him do things for himself  but he gets upset when he cant do the things he use to  can anyone tell me if they have gone through this 

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:27:13 Z
It has been two years since I was diagnosed with lung cancer. With the care of some excellent doctors I am cancer free as far as anyone can say at this time. I did have my left lung removed 18 months ago. I was using O2 for 6 months after surgery but now breathing on my own. My wife and I were able to winter in Arizona and we were very active hiking and traveling. I did find it difficult hiking at...

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:55:02 Z
On February 24, 2014 I was rushed to the hospital and passed out on the way.  I was taken for tests and placed on a breathing machine.  My daughter called my son and he took the 800 mile trip to see me.  The next day when he arrived I was having dinner at the hospital and the only thing I said was Bill, I can not breathe and get me help.  They say that I had flat-lined and died...

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:35:01 Z
Since Sept 15-13 till todays date i have lost 26lbs.  My diabetic doctor is worried about this as I seem to have no energy and I am tired and have no energy.  I try and keep actived and eat plus ensure.  Just wondering what dr. I must see to find out what is going wrong.  Or, is this part of COPD?  Also, he suggested I check in with the hamatologist and hopefullly why I an...

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
April 6 - 12 marked National Volunteer Week. The American Lung Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers for their contributions to the American Lung Association. We also want to recognize the exceptional volunteers who are the recipients of our annual Volunteer Awards. Each one represents, in their own special way, what it means to selflessly give to make our...

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0500
With springtime upon us, many look ahead with excitement to warmer weather, flowers in bloom, and more hours of daylight. Although for some, these signs of spring also bring the common frustrations associated with asthma and allergies. Don't let asthma and allergy symptoms control your life! Keep these helpful hints from the American Lung Association in mind as you enjoy the budding new season.

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Judy Weimer might raise some eyebrows when she says, “Lucy and Ethel gave me a new lease on life.” But she’s not referring to the old, “I Love Lucy” show. “Lucy” and “Ethel” are the names she’s given to the healthy new lungs she received in a double-transplant four years ago. And it’s because of these new lungs that Judy joined other American Lung Association volunteers and advocates to fight fo...

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600
The American Lung Association shares the story of Janet Freeman-Daily from Seattle, Washington. She is a stage 4 lung cancer survivor and advocate in the fight against lung cancer. Prior to her diagnosis, Janet had no family history of the disease and led an active and healthy lifestyle. Her story is one of perseverance and finding a new path after her diagnosis with this life-changing disease.

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600
With CVS Caremark's announcement yesterday that they will no longer sell tobacco products, including cigarettes, at all CVS/pharmacy locations, the company took a bold step. They have decided to prioritize the health and well-being of current and future customers and employees. We at the American Lung Association commend company leaders for this decision and we urge more retailers to join in effor...

Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Find out which American athletes with asthma are competing in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The American Lung Association can help you be active with asthma.

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:25:36 +0100
Participate in our #asthma #researchstudy for #smokers and make a difference. Learn more at: http://www.lung.org/acrc-saps

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:55:33 +0100
We’d like to hear from you! If you've ever had to struggle with asthma without health insurance but have coverage now, send us a message or submit a post below. Tell us how having access to medical care has changed your life!

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:36:16 +0100
There has been a startling increase in the number of calls to poison centers nationwide because of skin, eye and inhalation exposure to e-liquid. E-Cigarette Poisoning Cases on the Rise - American Lung Associationwww.lung.orgLearn how to improve your lung health. Make efforts towards clean air and smokefree living. Find facts about lung diseases, such as lung cancer, COPD, asthma.

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:09:23 +0100
Kudos to American Lung Association of the Northeast! This June they will be hosting their 30th annual Trek Across Maine. Great post about this fantastic cycling event.For 30 Years, Trek Across Maine Cyclists Have Kept Their Eye on the Prizewww.huffingtonpost.comAs the American Lung Association gears up for celebrating 30 years of what has become our organization's largest fundraiser, it'...

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:13:02 +0100
It may be April 1 but this is no joke: e-cigarette companies are using marketing tactics straight out of Big Tobacco’s playbook, including cartoon characters, bright colors and flavors such as grape bubblegum and Atomic Fireball. That’s why today the American Lung Association and our partners sent this letter - http://bit.ly/1gXVX1Z - to President Obama. It’s past time for the Food & Drug A...

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:20:01 +0100
The American Lung Association is proud to have authored an article released by the CDC on Thursday! The article looked at what state Medicaid programs are doing – or NOT doing – to help their smokers quit. Would you believe 40 states have made it MORE difficult for smokers to get help quitting? Find out more here – http://bit.ly/1gr0ZTrState Medicaid Programs Not Doing Enough to Help Smokers Qui...

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:05:02 +0100
Today the CDC released an article written by the American Lung Association. What did it find? That states are making it MORE difficult for Medicaid enrollees to quit smoking, missing a crucial opportunity to save lives and money! http://bit.ly/1gr0ZTrState Medicaid Programs Not Doing Enough to Help Smokers Quit - American Lung Associationbit.lyState efforts to help Medicaid enrollees who smoke fa...

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:38:27 +0100
Jim Post and Harold Wimmer speak about the importance of tuberculosis awareness at the NASDAQ opening bell ceremony, Monday, March 24, 2014, World TB Day.World TB Day 2014 - World Tuberculosis Day

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:38:25 +0100
March 24 is World TB Day. This year, in partnership with Cepheid, the Ride Against TB campaign concluded in New York City. We attended the NYC World TB Day Walk and Rally on Saturday, March 22, where Paul Jr presented the keys to the winner of the custom Paul Jr. Designs motorcycle. We marched from Union Square to Washington Square and attended the TB Rally, where speakers sent a strong message ab...

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:38:24 +0100
March 24 is World TB Day. This year, in partnership with Cepheid, the Ride Against TB campaign concluded in New York City. We attended the NYC World TB Day Walk and Rally on Saturday, March 22, where Paul Jr presented the keys to the winner of the custom Paul Jr. Designs motorcycle. We marched from Union Square to Washington Square and attended the TB Rally, where speakers sent a strong message ab...

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